Congratulations to the 2015 Build Your Future Scholarship Recipients

0 September 1, 2015  Careers in Construction, Construction Training, featured

Ten students pursuing craft professional training in the construction industry were awarded the first annual Build Your Future scholarships through ABC’s Trimmer Construction Education Foundation. The scholarships are given to the top 10 students attending an NCCER-accredited program or a state/federally approved apprenticeship program in a merit-shop training facility. The 2015 winners are: Dylan Bruening […]


Construction Industry Reaching Students Through Public Television

0 November 15, 2013  Careers in Construction, Construction Training, Uncategorized

Students in Cleveland schools are getting the opportunity to learn about careers in construction through a partnership between the ABC Northern Ohio Chapter and WVIZ, the Cleveland affiliate for PBS.  As part of their web-based “Careers Exploration Series,” a PBS moderator engaged a panel of industry experts to talk to high school students to highlight the […]


K-5 and Middle School Students on Careers in Construction

0 October 25, 2013  Careers in Construction, The Skills Gap

During Build Your Future’s (BYF) Careers in Construction Month, BYF, CARBO Ceramics, Robins & Morton and the Jenkins County School System in Georgia joined forces to plan various construction-related activities throughout the month to engage students in elementary school, middle school and high school. Those activities included an art contest for students in kindergarten through 5th grade […]


Video: Military to Construction

0 October 16, 2013  Careers in Construction, featured, On The Job

We are halfway through Careers in Construction month and Build Your Future and NCCER are continuing to schedule events and create excitement around craft training and career and technical education. Here one of their videos on why construction is a great career choice for former military, according to veterans:


Veterans Career Fair Video from Build Your Future

0 August 7, 2013  Careers in Construction

If you don’t know about NCCER’s “Build Your Future” campaign, you need to go check it out immediately. BYF focuses on workforce development by improving the perception of skilled construction careers. Representatives recently visited a military career fair to discuss career opportunities in the construction industry for transitioning veterans – check out the video below.